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post #1 of 8 Old 02-08-2012, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Question Lethal white gene--it exists

Have heard that a performance horse in the reining industry has lethal white gene--and hasn't been tested. What do the people who bred to this horse have recourse on owner?
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-08-2012, 11:10 PM
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Would be nice to know which horse specifically.....

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Not all responsiblity is with the owners of the horse in question. After all, it takes to carriers to make a lethal white foal. In a breed that is known to carry lethal white, mare owners need to know the status of their mares before they breed. If their mare is negative, it doesn't matter who they breed to. If their mare is positive, great consideration needs to be taken when looking at studs and they should not breed to a stud that has an unknown status. But a stallion owner should test their stud, IMO, and post their status for the public.
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I agree that it comes down to the mare owner to not only know what their mare is but ASK the stallion owner if the horse has been tested. It is not just LWO but HERDA and any other posible genetic disorder that might be pressent. It is just like anything else to do with breeding. Education and research.
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I agree that it's not just the stallion owners responsibility but the mare owner's as well. If you know your mare is a carrier, then why would you breed to a stallion that hasn't been tested? Those are the type of people that need to be educated about genetics and the effects of not be well educated.

I have a frame carrier and she will never be bred to a stallion that is also a frame carrier. That's my responsibility as my horse's owner, and the unborn foal's owner to not make a stupid mistake like that.

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post #6 of 8 Old 02-11-2012, 11:31 PM
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If he hasn't been tested, how do you know he has it?
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Having had a LWO foal I can say it isn't just the stud, it takes 2 to make lethal white. Therefore responsibility falls on the mares owner just as much.

Also, you can't judge frame status by appearance alone. Many "solid" horses carry the gene, while many who appear to be "frame" are actually loudly expressed sabinos.

The fault belongs to everyone involved when it comes to LWO, but you still can't make the judgement based on looks. I learned this the hard way - when in doubt TEST!
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Haviris: your comment made me laugh.

Poco: im sorry to hear about your lwo foal. I would feel horrible. But yes, you can't base anything off of looks alone. Sad, but perfect example.

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